Thursday, September 17, 2015

Late-ripening varieties, last 3 rows, not quite ready, but getting there

Just walked those three rows of the late-season-ripening variety of blueberries. I would say that they are less than 50% ripe. I didn't see any bushes better than that. Blueberries don't ripen overnight, so I think there is still a week or so before they are ready. We remain open and available, just not yet ideal, although the place is peacefully quiet and after this heat wave subsides, probably pleasant.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Paltry picking for the rest of the 2015 season

We are sorry to report that the picking is going to be poor until the late-ripening varieties ripen, likely at the end of September.  We are going to remain open until those are picked out or we experience a destructive freeze, whichever comes first.

We do not anticipate another "wave" of ripeness and so just assume the picking will be poor unless we post otherwise.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Picking Prospects Remain Bleak

Well, Lynn and I just inspected the patches and it is looking bleak for this weekend. Ripening progress is not noticeable. Until the very late season, when those couple of rows of late-ripening varieties turn blue, I think we are looking at pretty much "recreational picking" from here on out, which means there is no point coming from afar. You will be certainly disappointed in what you can get in a few hours. You are welcome, starting early Saturday, but we are not encouraging you to come with the expectation of filling even one bucket. It is a combination of being thoroughly picked out of ripe berries and the ones coming in to ripeness are doing so slowly. We didn't see a single bush that was even 50% ripe.
Locals will have a shot at the late-season berries and we'll post when they turn blue. Assume that they are unripe until we report otherwise. Last year they were not ripe until the end of September.